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Do Tha Booty Clap….


Yo Majesty (Tampa, FL)

Dear Readers.

Can somebody please tell me what the hell a “Booty Clap” is?

K Thanks,

Confused Rock Insider

New track from Yo Majesty’s upcoming Domino Record’s release posted below.

Seriously, I’m so confused.

[MP3] Yo Majesty – Booty Clap

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CONTEST! Brian Wilson Vinyl Giveaway

[Stream] Brian Wilson – Southern California

There is nothing I love more than hooking up a devoted reader with limited edition FREE SHIT.

Today’s free shit tops the wedding cake. We’re giving away a copy of Brian Wilson‘s “That Lucky Old Sun” on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl along with a 7″ vinyl single of “Midnight’s Another Day.”

I think most people know by now that I’m kind of fanatic about vinyl. Trust me. If Cornerstone Promotions would have sent these pieces straight to my house I would be keeping them for myself!!

To enter simply answer the trivia question below:

Q. What year was Wilson indicted into the Rock Hall Of Fame?

Send the answer in an email with your full name and mailing address to jax@rockinsider.com. Please be sure to put BRIAN WILSON SWAG in the subject line.

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Recommended Shows Sept 24th, 2008 – Cold War Kids At The Fonda

TONIGHT Cold War Kids will celebrate the release of their 2nd full length – Loyalty to Loyalty at The Henry Fonda Theater.

Cold War Kids @ The Henry Fonda Theater

[MP3] Cold War Kids – Something Is Not Right With Me

ALSO TONIGHT WORTH MENTIONING:
Obi Best, Charlie Wadhams @ Spaceland – Any excuse to see Obi Best (formerly Colorforms) should be taken. They are absolutely FABULOUS.
The Hives,  Willowz @ The Mayan
Aaron Embry and Friends, Sara Lov, Eleni Mandell @ Tangier – I have a huuge girl crush on Eleni. Fabulous voice.

[MP3] Eleni Mandell – Perfect Stranger

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Calling All Blipsters……

American Apparel are holding auditions next month to find guys and girls to grace their ads.

I would like to take this opportunity to nominate Joe Fielder from Radio Free Silverlake for such an ad. Joe you know half the LA Blogging community is dying to see you in a purple deep v and skinny jeans.

MAKE US PROUD.

Seriously though if you’re interested in auditioning please read above!!!

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The Black Ghosts – Repetition Kills You Remix Album Out Today

One of my favorite labels around IAMSOUND released a new single for The Black Ghosts “Repetition Kills You” today.  It is out digitally, on iTunes and eMusic, with a bunch of amazing remixes. Click here to buy.

[MP3] The Black Ghosts – Repetition Kills You

Tracklisting
1. Repetition Kills You
2. RAC Remix
3. Laidback Luke Remix
4. Phones Chicago Boys Remix
5. Phones Chicago Boys Dub
6. Diplo Instrumental
7. Emperor Machine Remix
8. Emperor Machine Dub


VIDEO: The Black Ghosts ‘Repetition Kills You’

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Pizza! Release New EP at Pehrspace TONIGHT

 Pizza! – One of my favorite local bands, just announced that they will be releasing a new EP entitled “What is Love? …I Just Drifted Away” TONIGHT at their show at pehrspace with The Monolators, Caldera Lakes, and Luna is Honey.

Words seriously cannot describe how much I LOVE this band. It’s very rare that you see a band defy convention as much as these guys do. Their live shows are fun and boisterous, and despite the economic down turn they still give away ALL OF THEIR MUSIC ENTIRELY FOR FREE.

Download a new track “At The Disco” below. you can also download it for free on their myspace page.


Artwork for “What is Love? …I Just Drifted Away”

[MP3] Pizza! – At The Disco  (NEW TRACK!!!)

Head over to the band’s website to download their full length and two previous EPs free of charge then come have some fun at Pehr tonight!

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Monday Mixtape #003 – Covers

 I skipped last week’s Monday Mixtape due to voting like crazy for Detour. Never fear Rock Insider’s Monday Mix is back stronger than ever with this week’s mix comprised ENTIRELY OF COVERS.

Everyone loves a cover song. Some are better than others. My co-worker Jana showed me the Katy Perry cover of “Electric Feel” by MGMT and I have to say it’s pismal at best. I’ll save you the pain of listening to it.

Check out my non-suck worthy mix below!


Rock Insider’s Monday Mixtape #003
[MP3] Of Montreal – Jimmy (M.I.A Cover)
[MP3] Division Day – More Than This
[MP3] The Mae Shi vs Miley Cyrus – See U Again
[MP3] Bodies Of Water – Everybody Hurts (REM Cover)
[MP3] St. Vincent – These Days (Jackson Browne Cover)
[MP3] Crystal Antlers – Baby Blue

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Avi Buffalo Groupee Session


Avi Buffalo (Long Beach, CA)

Has anyone been over to groupee.com to listen to Avi Buffalo‘s live session?

H-O-L-Y C-R-A-P

You are instructed to head over and listen to their 4 song set before you do ANYTHING ELSE TODAY.

GO TO AVI BUFFALO GROUPEE SESSION

PS. while you’re there vote for Spider Problem in their weekly spin on the front page.

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VIDEO: Castledoor – Dumpster Diving


Castledoor (Los Angeles, CA)

Castledoor unveiled their new video for “Dumpster Diving” last week. The video plays out an adventure in trash including a dumpster performance complete with instruments made out of refuse. Believe it or not  it’s actually quite endearing and makes for a very entertaining video. It’s darn near indie rock perfection.

The track  appears on the band’s new EP ‘Til We Sink – which is available now.

[MP3] Castledoor – Dumpster Diving

check out the video below!


Castledoor “Dumpster Diving” from Castledoor on Vimeo.

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Man Man, Tim Fite, Crystal Antlers @ The Echoplex TONIGHT


Man Man (Philadelphia, PA) TONIGHT at The Echoplex

We already mentioned earlier that  Divisadero and Marvelous Toy will be playing their respective CD release shows at pehrspace this evening. You should definitely be there.

But we would be remiss not to inform you that Man Man, Tim Fite, and Rock Insider’s resident fantasy  Crystal Antlers (Sexual Chocolate you never call) will be playing at The Echoplex this evening as well. Rock Insider presented a show with Man Man at The Roxy a year ago and I’m very very excited to see Tim Fite for the first time tonight.

The kind folks at Touch and Go (Hi Josh) we’re nice enough to send me a copy of Crystal Antlers newly remastered self-titled debut EP that re-released on Touch and Go a few weeks ago. It’s sounds even more tasty than before. Download a new beefed up tracksbelow!

[MP3] Crystal Antlers – Until The Sun Dies (Part 2)

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Cold War Kids – Loyalty To Loyalty Full Album Stream


Cold War Kids (Long Beach, CA)

Set your DVR (SIDE NOTE: Time Warner please for the love of god update your menues their soooooo janky) Cold War Kids will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT. The band will also be doing an in store at Fingerprints in their hometown (LBC!) next Tuesday and will be playing the Henry Fonda Theater Sept 24th.

You can stream the band’s new album Loyalty to Loyalty over at The Leak on MTV.com [LISTEN HERE]

I’m halfway through the album and already think its ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The band have definitely broken the sophomore curse. This album is worth a listen just for the production on the drums alone.

Loyalty To Loyalty is in stores Tuesday!

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Divisadero/Marvelous Toy CD Release Show At Pehrspace TONIGHT!


Divisadero (Los Angeles, CA)

Rock Insider and Divisadero go way back and I consider them close family (Pauline their violinist is now my next door neighbor!). You might remember when the band played the Peter and The Wolf show we hosted at pehrspace in April of last year (JAXistory: This was also the date I met The Monolators for the first time and absolutely fell in love. The rest is history).

Tonight Divisadero celebrate the release of their new full length concept album Lefty and will duke it out with Marvelous Toy who release a new EP All Is Quiet this evening as well. One Trick Pony will also be performing and will try to keep the peace. Quite frankly we think it’s anyone’s game. However, my money is on Joe from Radio Free Silverlake and his amazing DJ skills. There is also FREE BBQ at 8PM so come early!!!!!

PS. The Monolators WON the Detour Competition!!!! Check it out! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH EVERYONE!!

[MP3] Divisadero – Boxer’s Daughter
[MP3] Marvelous Toy – The City Is A Washing Machine

Radio Free Silver Lake and la-underground present:

DIVISADERO CD release
MARVELOUS TOY EP release
ONE TRICK PONY

pehrspace
325 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
All Ages / $5 / 8:30pm
BYOB / FREE BBQ at 8pm

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Only 9 Hrs Left To Vote For The Monolators!! WE NEED EVERYONE TO VOTE TODAY!!!

There is only 9 hours left to vote for THE MONOLATORS to play Detour Festival and we are STILL neck and neck!!!!! We currently have the lead by 1% but it is quickly dwindling!!! THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!!

Please if you haven’t voted yet today – WE NEED YOU TO VOTE NOW!!! You’re vote today counts more than ever before. It’s literally down to whoever gets the most votes in the next 9 hours

Whoever is in the lead at midnight is the winner!

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR THE MONOLATORS TO PLAY DETOUR:
http://detour.laweekly.com/byob/vote

Also please help us spread the word about voting today in any way you can.
Thanks again friends!! you have been sooo great!

 

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Please Vote For The Monolators! Contest Ends Tomorrow And We’re Still Neck and Neck!!!

OK so here’s the deal….

We’re neck and neck with another band for 1st place in the LA Weekly Detour Festival Competition. We were down 1% this morning but are currently in first place by a very VERY small margin. Chances are thats probably going to change tonight.

Voting ends tomorrow. we don’t know if its the evening or the morning but chances are this contest is going to come down to the final few minutes so your vote absolutely counts and ESPECIALLY counts in the next two days or so.

DRAMA!!!!

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE MONOLATORS NOW:

http://detour.laweekly.com/byob/vote/

Also it would be a huuge huuuuge help if you could post a myspace bulletin, facebook message, or blog post asking people to vote. Every single last vote counts!!

The winner of the competition not only gets to play Detour Festival on the main stage but also gets a $2,500 dollar Guitar Center gift certificate and a Friends And Family deal with Myspace Records. WE WANT TO WIN SOOOO BAD!

We are soo insanely grateful to everyone who has voted for us and continues to vote. Honestly, you have no idea. You guys are some of the dearest friends in the entire world and we cant believe how lucky we are. It really really means a lot

Thank you again soo soo soooooo much for all the support!!

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Go See Pterodacdudes with Tweak Bird Tomorrow Night

Get all the deets for the show right here.

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VIDEOS!!! Cold War Kids + TV On The Radio


Cold War Kids (Long Beach, CA)

Quick video zen time!!!! Check out two new videos from two highly anticipated releases out next week!!!

Cold War Kids sophomore album Loyalty to Loyalty is out next Tues. Sept 23rd on Downtown Records!!

[MP3] Cold War Kids – Something Is Not Right With Me

VIDEO: COLD WAR KIDS – Something Is Not Right With Me


TV On The Radio (Brooklyn, NY)

VIDEO: TV ON THE RADIO – Golden Age

TV on the Radio‘s upcoming record Dear Science, out September 23rd

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Hell Ya At The Echo TONIGHT with Dave Smallen, Turboweekend


Dave Smallen (Oakland, CA)

Hell Ya! Returns to The Echo TONIGHT with performances from Dave Smallen, Good With Grenades, Turboweekend (Denmark), and Goodbye Elliott.

Dave Smallen is a very very dear old friend of mine. You may remember his first band Street To Nowhere. the band were signed to Capitol Records but after last years’ merger with Virgin they were dropped. Since then Dave has struck out on his own and has been held up in the studio writing and recording a new solo record.

A few weeks back Dave released “America” a new recording from these sessions as a completely free download. The track is a bittersweet love letter to America filled with fantastic imagery. It’s kind of a must listen – especially around election time. Download the track below!!!

[MP3] Dave Smallen – America

Doors are at 8:30 and as always its 18yrs + and $5 cover!

Deets and set times below! hope to see you tonight!

Hell Ya! & ASCAP Presents
Dave Smallen
Good With Grenades
Turboweekend
Goodbye Elliott

Tues Sept 16th at The Echo
$5 | 18 Yrs + | Doors at 9PM
1822 W Sunset Blvd In Echo Park
(Corner Of Sunset and Lemoyne)

Set Times
Dave Smallen – 9:30 – http://www.myspace.com/davesmallen
Good With Grenades – 10:15 – http://www.myspace.com/goodwithgrenades
Turboweekend – 11:00 – http://www.myspace.com/turboweekend (From Denmark)
Goodbye Elliott – 11:45 http://www.myspace.com/goodbyeelliott

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Recommended Shows September 15th, 2008



KROQ Locals Only
+ Performer Mag + Radio Free Silverlake Present Death To Anders, Radars To The Sky, The Transmissions, The Monolators @ The Echo (Free!!!)

It’s kind of obvious which show I’ll be at TONIGHT. Good friends Death To Anders‘ residency continues this week with performances from Radars To The Sky, The Transmissions, and of course The Monolators!!

Admission is 21 yrs + and totally FREE! Come and hang out!

PS.
VOTE FOR THE MONOLATORS TO PLAY DETOUR:
http://detour.laweekly.com/byob/vote/

Please vote once everyday until the contest ends Thurs Sept 18th!

OTHER SHOWS WORTH MENTIONING:

Dios (Malos), Wet Cassette, Residual Echoes, Toys That Kill,  @ Spaceland – Wet Cassette is made of of members from The Rolling Blackout!
Sean Carnage Presents Human Host, Gabbertree, John Thill, & Michael Vidal (Abe Vigoda) @ Pehrspace – Sean Carnage nights at pehrspace are seriously so much fun!
Mike Stinson @ Redwood Bar

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Singer Of Aushua Attacked Please Read


Aushua (Orange, CA)

Nate the singer of Aushua was attacked Thursday night and suffered MAJOR injuries including a fractured skull. Due to his injuries the band has had to cancel several upcoming shows. Things like these honestly make me sick. Nate I hope you’re doing OK and please feel better soon!

[MP3] Aushua – Wrong

FROM AUSHUA’s MYSPACE:

I wante​d to fill every​one in on what’​s been going​ on with the band for the last coupl​e of days.​ Thank​s for the messa​ges and comme​nts from all of you. Pleas​e keep Nate in your praye​rs.​.​.​

On Thurs​day night​ Nate was taken​ to the hospi​tal becau​se of some major​ head traum​a he susta​ined from getti​ng jumpe​d by a coupl​e of guys.​ Appar​ently​,​ he and a coupl​e frien​ds were being​ follo​wed by two men on their​ way home from a bar. Nate fell back to talk to them and they start​ed punch​ing and kicki​ng his head.​ They went after​ Nate’​s frien​ds as well but none of them suffe​red any major​ injur​ies.​

The cops showe​d up and Nate’​s frien​ds expla​ined what happe​ned and descr​ibed what the two men looke​d like.​ The cops put a call out and anoth​er unit up the stree​t caugh​t the two men as they were writi​ng them up for a DUI. Nate’​s frien​ds ident​ified​ the men and they were arres​ted.​ Appar​ently​,​ both of these​ men were just relea​sed from priso​n about​ a week ago.

Nate was taken​ to the hospi​tal that night​ for multi​ple head injur​ies.​ He suffe​red a skull​ fract​ure on the back of his head,​ anoth​er also next to his eye socke​t,​ and a fract​ured ear canal​.​ Hes got cuts,​ scrap​es,​ a shoe-​print​ inden​tatio​n on his face,​ and a swoll​en melon​.​ We’​ve visit​ed him a coupl​e times​ and he seems​ to be in good spiri​ts and we think​ that he will be relea​sed in anoth​er day or two. We’​re thank​ful that Nate is alive​ and didnt​ suffe​r any major​ brain​ injur​ies.​

We’​ve had to cance​l a coupl​e of shows​ to give Nate some time to heal up and take care of himse​lf.​ Thank​ you to the venue​s and you guys for being​ so under​stand​ing of the situa​tion.​ We are hopin​g to be back at it in Octob​er at some point​.​ Pleas​e conti​nue to pray for Nate that this doesn​t have any long-​term effec​ts on his healt​h.​ I’m sure Nate will be press​ing charg​es and hopef​ully put these​ guys back in priso​n for a long time.​ Again​,​ thank​ you for all the suppo​rt from you guys.​ As bumme​d as I get think​ing that there​ are peopl​e out there​ who would​ do thing​s like this.​.​.​it’​s touch​ing to be remin​ded of how great​ frien​ds are.

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HEALTH To Tour With Nine Inch Nails – DVD Taping Tomorrow At The Smell


HEALTH (Los Angeles, CA)

I ran into the guys from HEALTH at the Mogwai, Fuck Buttons show at The Wiltern this past Tuesday. Besides releasing their HEALTH Disco Remix LP the band have been touring like flippin’ crazy. Slowing down yet? Hell no. That’s for pussies. HEALTH just landed several dates opening for none other than NINE INCH NAILS and will be doing a few dates with Of Montreal in November.

This Saturday  HEALTH will be playing with The Mae Shi, Anavan, and Foot Village at The Smell. Bob Bellerue of Il Corral fame will be shooting a DVD. Admission is $5. Deets Below!

[MP3] HEALTH – Heaven (Pink Skulls Remix)
[MP3 HEALTH - Triceratops (CFCF Remix)

DETAILS BELOW:

SEPT 13 // LIVE AT THE SMELL DVD TAPING // WITH MAE SHI + MORE

SEPT 13

HEALTH + THE MAE SHI + ANAVAN + FOOT VILLAGE

SHOW AT THE SMELL

BEING RECORDED FOR AN UPCOMING "LIVE AT THE SMELL" DVD DIRECTED BY BOB BELLERUE (REDGLAER, IL CORRAL MASTERMIND)

FEATURING 13 BANDS. COME AND BE IN THE MOVIE AND GET SHIT BALLZ CRAZY FOR THE CAMERA. ALL AGES. $5


The Mae Shi In Barcelona Spain

PS. The Mae Shi, are going to be filming a scene for a DVD on Saturday during the afternoon . Their looking for extras for this taping as well. Read the post below!

[MP3] The Mae Shi – Pwned

COME BE IN A HORROR MOVIE W/ MAE SHI!!!

Q: Do you like really scary movies?
A: Ymmm. Yes.

Q: Do you like dressing up in halloween costumes and acting like an idiot?
A: Duh!

Q: Do you want to dress up in a halloween costume and be in a scary movie with The MAe Shi??!!!
A: Oh SNAP!!!! YEAHHH!!!!

OK then.

Next Saturday, September 13th, Mae Shi are going to be filmed for a scene in a really awesome new horror movie.

We really want you to come be in the movie with us.
We’re going to play a song or two and dance around and pretend it’s a scary party!!
It’s gonna rule!!

It will be a costume party scene, so please wear your raddest Halloween disguise.

If you can come out Please RSVP to: us@mae-shi.com
Bring as many friends as you can!!!

WHEN:
Saturday, September 13th.
11:30 AM (It will last about 2 hours)

COME BE IN A HORROR MOVIE W/ MAE SHI!!!
Current mood: scared
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Q: Do you like really scary movies?
A: Ymmm. Yes.

Q: Do you like dressing up in halloween costumes and acting like an idiot?
A: Duh!

Q: Do you want to dress up in a halloween costume and be in a scary movie with The MAe Shi??!!!
A: Oh SNAP!!!! YEAHHH!!!!

OK then.

Next Saturday, September 13th, Mae Shi are going to be filmed for a scene in a really awesome new horror movie.

We really want you to come be in the movie with us.
We’re going to play a song or two and dance around and pretend it’s a scary party!!
It’s gonna rule!!

It will be a costume party scene, so please wear your raddest Halloween disguise.

If you can come out Please RSVP to: us@mae-shi.com
Bring as many friends as you can!!!

WHEN:
Saturday, September 13th.
11:30 AM (It will last about 2 hours)

WHERE:
6143 Fountain Blvd. (near Vine)
LA, CA
90028

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